Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/26/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics (34-26) are traveling to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Detroit Pistons (13-45).
The Celtics stepped onto the hardwood against the Pistons and took a loss by a final of 112-111 in their last contest. Boston ended the contest having earned a 54.5% FG percentage (42 of 77) and buried 13 of their 32 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Celtics converted 14 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they compiled 30 with 2 of them being offensive. They also doled out 29 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 1 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In regard to defense, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 43 of 93 shooting. Detroit doled out 47 assists and had 28 steals for the game. Additionally, Detroit snagged 29 boards (18 offensive, 11 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Detroit ended up going 76.9% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of 13 attempts. They also knocked down 16 of 30 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Celtics ended up with 14 and the Pistons racked up 16 personal fouls.
Jaylen Brown is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. Brown finished the game at 57.1% from the field and earned 6 assists. He played for 38 minutes and totaled 2 boards. He had 31 points on 12 out of 21 shooting.
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Boston will enter this game with a record of 34-26 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Boston is pulling in 46.6 boards per contest and has totaled 1,416 assists for the year, which is 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Celtics are shooting 34.4% on 3-point shots (754 of 2,195) and 81.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 108.9 pts per game (17th in the league) while hitting 45.3% from the floor.
On defense, the Celtics have forced 14.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 fouls. They are giving up 33.9% on shots from downtown and they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (103.5). The Celtics defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.9% (2,270 of 5,293) and they relinquish 44.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 2nd in the league in allowing assists with 1,295 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pistons got the win with a final of 112-111 when they faced the Celtics. In the matter of how they rebounded, Detroit allowed Boston to pull down 28 overall (2 offensive). They went 40.6% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 13 out of 32 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). The Pistons allowed the Celtics to convert 42 out of 77 tries from the field which had them sitting at 54.5% in the matchup. Overall, the Pistons finished 43 for 93 from the field which had them shooting 46.2%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Detroit converted 16 of their 30 tries (53.3%). They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.9%. The Celtics were called for 15 personal fouls in this contest which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The Pistons collected 29 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the matchup.
Saddiq Bey was important for the Pistons for the contest. Bey racked up 20 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 6 dimes in this contest. He buried 7 out of 13 in this game for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and earned 11 rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 13-45 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pistons are hitting on 42.1% from the field, which ranks them 29th in the league. Detroit has scored 5,948 points for the year (102.6 per contest) and they collect 42.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.7 times per game (26th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. The Pistons have committed 21.5 fouls per contest and they go 77.5% from the free throw line.
The Pistons are ranked 27th in the league in PPG allowed with 112.6. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (29th in the league). The Detroit defense gives up 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (718 of 1,916) and opponents are making 77.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 25.6 dimes and 46.8 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 24th and 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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